Today, May 2, 2013 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales of the 2013 Silver Proof Set. This 14-coin set includes seven coins struck in a composition of 90% silver.
Each 2013 Silver Proof Set includes the following coins:
- 2013-S Proof Lincoln Cent
- 2013-S Proof Jefferson Nickel
- 2013-S Silver Proof Roosevelt Dime
- 2013-S Silver Proof America the Beautiful Quarters – featuring White Mountain National Forest, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, Great Basin National Park, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
- 2013-S Silver Proof Kennedy Half Dollar
- 2013-S Proof Presidential Dollars – featuring William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson
- 2013-S Proof Native American Dollar
All coins are struck at the San Francisco Mint and carry the “S” mint mark. The dime, quarters, and half dollars are struck in 90% silver and 10% copper. The remaining coins carry their standard compositions.
The coins are packaged in three plastic lenses which are placed into a redesigned outer cardboard box, which features the Washington Monument at sunset on one side and images of each park, President, or coin on the other side.
The 2013 Silver Proof Set is priced at $67.95, unchanged from the prior year. There are no stated product limits or ordering limits in place.
Last’s years annual Silver Proof Set had sold out in early January, after being available for about seven months. The final reported sales of 395,443 established a new low for the product type by a considerable margin. The 2012 Silver Proof Set currently commands a healthy premium on the secondary market.
Numismatic Silver Coins Re-Priced
The United States Mint has published a notice in the Federal Register indicating new prices for certain silver numismatic products. Three of the products have been suspended since April 15, pending a price adjustment. With notice of the price changes published, sales should resume soon.
The 2013 Proof Silver Eagle will see its price reduced by $5 from $62.95 to $57.95.
The 2012-P Chaco Culture 5 Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin will see its price reduced by $50 from $229.95 to $179.95.
The 2012 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set will see its price reduced by $10 from $59.95 to $49.95.
An updated price has also been indicated for the 2013-W Uncirculated Silver Eagle, scheduled for release on May 28, 2013. The price is now indicated at $48.95, which is a reduction of $5 from the previously indicated price of $53.95.
As can be seen, the US Mint is reducing the prices of the 2012-dated products by the equivalent of $10 per ounce of silver content. The prices for the 2013-dated products are being reduced by the equivalent of $5 per ounce of silver content.
Notably, an updated price has not been provided for the 2013 America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coins. All five designs are listed as “On Sale Date To Be Determined” on the US Mint’s Product Schedule.